I’ve been quite busy in the last couple of days sorting out my move and hacking up my theme behind the scenes. I’ve got another post coming which I might get out later tonight…depending on how my girlfriend feels about that. I’ve managed to set a video interview with one of my favorite startups which happens to be local and growing like wildfire. Info Barrel is a new revenue sharing content site that is based out of Vancouver and they’re going to let me harass them for a day on video. I’ll be putting together the episode as my first Link Building Podast although I didn’t plan it to be video based, so I think most of them will still be audio.
I need to get the Link Building Forums promoted better, which is part of the reason I’m hacking up the theme. Another big part of the theme hacking is to help monetize the site in a way that doesn’t clutter the readers eyes with ads. I want to get all my link building services offered and presented in a way that is pleasing to the eye, and in a spot that still will help pay the bills. I’ve stopped a lot of my affiliate marketing efforts for now to give this site a huge focus.
Angela Moore is now bored that the Olympics are over but it has sparked her creative brain to come up with the Link Development Decathlon. The idea is a competative link building competition where we’d compete for rankings scored around a tight ratings system.
1) Research Steeple Chase – Every link builder worth their paycheck knows that finding good links requires a ton of research. This event involves jumping hurdles of low quality sites and slogging through the mess to find the coveted high-quality, relevant sites. Points are given for each site found in one hour; deductions are made for sites that have low quality factors such as hidden text, link farms, and irrelevant content.
Jazial Crossley has written a cool, short and to the point article entitled The Lowdown On Deep Linking. What I really liked about this article was the fact that a case study was brought into backing up the facts, and not just rehashed information we all know already. I will be the first to admit I need to work on my deep linking game.
If anyone wants to write a guest post while I’m down and out for the next couple of days get in touch with me, and I’ll be glad to review what you’d like to write on. And one last thing before I bust out to get back to PHP code and Photoshop, the owner of Digital Point is in some hot water over cookie stuffing although it could be a wicked link bait experiment.